Learning Environments for Creativity E-Book
This study examines the impact of learning environments on student creativity and well-being. The research includes an investigation of educational philosophies of the 21st Century, cognitive psychology of childhood development, learning and creativity, the current and historical conditions of school architecture. Based on this multidisciplinary evidence principles of creative learning and architectural strategies were developed to support children’s health, well-being and creativity.The intent of this Toolkit is to provide a concise set of evidence based principles and strategies for designing environments that support student engagement and nurture learning and creativity. The information is intended for a wide audience. Students, teachers, parents, school administration, district facility staff, politicians, architects, designers and the community at large who are invested in improving the state of schools in the United States can learn from this book. Significant change requires a movement that includes everyone involved. This Toolkit provides a base knowledge, backed by research, to ignite a conversation and enact change moving forward. The information outlined in this book aims to educate stakeholders and help the designer create better spaces for children, their health and well-being, and their ability to learn and be creative.